Serena has everything to lose in this final. Do you agree?
Despite her assertions that she has nothing to lose this final, I really think that this is Serena's match to win. Not only does she have the game to crush Jankovic, she's also the home crowd favourite. For me, and for most on WTAWORLD according to the poll, Serena is the overwhelming favourite, given that she actually has experience in grand slam finals and should really be hoisting up that trophy when all is said and done. Additionally, Serena and her fans know that if she doesn't win this slam, it could be considered somewhat of a poor year by Serena's lofty standards. Even after playing so well all year, with what, a 90% win rate, her year would be somewhat marred by not having won a slam.
So it's going to be very interesting match because we all don't know how Jelena will play. She could play out of her mind, knowing that this is her first slam final against an eight-time grand slam champion. Knowing Jelena's personality, there's a chance that she won't be overawed at all, and exploit Serena if Serena isn't on her game. On the other hand, Jelena could come out extremely nervous and be bullied on court by Serena.
What do you think? Who has more to lose from this match? Serena or Jelena?
For the record, I think that Serena will win.
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